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Students Want Hillary to Return $225K Speaking Fee

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently told you that Hillary Clinton is being paid $225,000 to speak at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Some students at the school are unhappy about the exorbitant fee and want Hillary to return the money.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

UNLV Students Slam Hillary’s ‘Outrageous’ Speaking Fee

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas...

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Education Department has egg on its face after Tweet angers many

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

U.S. Department of Education has egg on its face after posting a tweet that some people found offensive because it appeared to mock low-income students.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford has the story:

On Tuesday evening, the Twitter account for the department’s Office of Federal Student Aid sent out a message that said:...

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Accrediting Group Puts Baylor College of Medicine on Probation

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

There seems to be a lot of this going around. South Carolina State recently had its accreditation downgraded too.

KHOU of Texas reported.

Group puts Baylor College of Medicine on probation

An accrediting group cited more than a dozen administrative areas of concern in placing Baylor College of Medicine on probation, a downgrade that...

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American Historical Association bars hiring committees from recording candidates during job interviews

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:00am

Leave no evidence behind!

An important historians group now prohibits hiring committees from recording job interviews at hiring annual conference.

Given the spate of successful lawsuits being brought by conservatives on campus, as well as the embarrassing videos of professors going on ultra-progressive rants that become instant YouTube hits, one can see the logic behind the...

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Video: Professors Read Mean Reviews About Themselves

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:30am

This is pretty funny stuff, via the TaxProfBlog.

Professors Read Mean Student Evaluations

Inside Higher Ed, Mean Tweets, Academic Style:

In the spirit of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” a Canadian university’s student newspaper posted a video this week that features professors reading aloud unflattering reviews from the website Rate My Professors.

 
 
 
 

Pennsylvania lawmakers weigh performance-based layoffs for teachers

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:00am

I cannot wait to see the teachers union response to this bold idea from Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow school administrators to base layoff decisions in part on teachers’ performance, as measured by the state’s new evaluation system.

“My goal is to protect our high-quality educators, regardless of...

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Two Year vs Four Year Degrees: Which has Better Return on Investment?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

In The Wall Street Journal, Mark Peters and Douglas Belkin compare-and-contrast the return on investment between two-year and four-year degree programs.

Their conclusions can be useful to those contemplating the worth of a college education.

Who earns more, a recent graduate from a flagship state university with a bachelor’s degree or one who...

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Panel Says Epidemic of Campus Rape May Be Overblown

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

This report doesn’t conform to the preferred narrative so it’s likely to be challenged.

Stephanie Wang of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Panel: Campus Rape Epidemic May Be Overblown

A group of conservative feminists on Thursday agreed that the statistics being used to create the impression of a “campus culture of rape” are overblown,...

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2014 List of 10 Best Career Prospects for Recent College Graduates

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

For the rare college student contemplating future career options during their summer break, a list of the 10 best career prospects published by the University of California – San Diego would be worth checking.

Some career paths are going to be more beneficial and open to a recent grad. To help new...

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Video – Mark Cuban Explains the Higher Ed Bubble

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

You would be hard pressed to find a more direct, simple explanation of the student loan debt crisis than this one.

Kevin Boyd of the Independent Journal Review writes.

Mark Cuban Explains the Student Loan Crisis Better in 90 Seconds Than Democrats Have in Years

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave an interview to...

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Waynesburg Student: The Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner and the Lost IRS Emails

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Nika Anschuetz is a student at Waynesburg University pursuing a degree in Communication with a concentration in electronic media.

Armed with her scholarship, she takes an in-depth look at the “Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner and the Lost IRS Emails.”

The IRS’s latest mishap revealed that mysteriously somehow, Lois Lerner, former IRS official,...

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Law Prof Who Specializes in Poverty Makes Over $200K Teaching One Class Per Semester

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:30am

When this professor talks about income inequality, he’s obviously speaking from experience.

Lauren Cooley of the College Fix reported.

Law Prof Who Specializes in Poverty Makes $205,400 – Teaching One Class Per Semester

UNC law professor’s holdings include $1.5M in real estate, and meanwhile he chastises Republicans for their ‘unforgivable war on poor people’

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The Next Generation of Conservative Women are on Campuses Today

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:00am

We recently reported that the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) was holding its 9th annual conference for conservative women on campus.

National Review Online contributor Alexa Moutevelis Coombs has this report from the event.

Can young conserv...

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Seattle Pacific U. Student Fisks Seattle’s New $15 Minimum Wage Law

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

TJ Jan is a student at Seattle Pacific University who should really consider becoming an economics major, based on this fisking of Seattle’s new minimum wage law.

…Students and graduates who are looking to have a leg up on the competition, stave off moving back to mom and dad’s place and start...

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Some Colleges Now Offering Students Loaner Puppies

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

If we’re going to let college students borrow drones, why stop there? Why not have loaner puppies?

Cory Weinberg of Bloomberg Business Week reports.

Loaner Puppies: The Latest Elite College Perk

At a certain type of college, students have come to expect coddling. Perks that enhance campus life, such as maid service, gyms with...

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Sexual Assault Education at UCLA Found Insufficient by State Audit

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

An audit of four campuses in the state, including UCLA and Berkeley, found faculty and staff are not properly trained in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Eu Ran Kwak, contributor to the Daily Bruin, compiled this report for UCLA.

UCLA fails to sufficiently educate its faculty and staff...

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Temple University Prof Angry That Three White Men Will Anchor Network Evening Newscasts

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

The professor doesn’t seem to mind that all three men likely share the same political ideology, she just cares about their gender and the color of their skin.

Kyle Drennen of News Busters reported.

Lefty Professor: ‘Unconscionable’ That ‘Three White Men’ Will Anchor Network Evening Newscasts

Shortly after news broke on Wednesday that Diane...

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Kayne West Teaches Fashion at Tech College for Community Service Sentence

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

Pop icon Kanye West has just received his assignment under a court-ordered 250-hour community service sentence.

West, who was sentenced to 24 months informal probation and 250 hours of community service stemming from an August incident where West attacked a paparazzo at LAX airport, is serving his time teaching fashion at L.A....

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Former Law Student Sues School Over D Grade in Contracts

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00am

The student in question is claiming the bad grade ruined his career prospects.

Paul L. Caron of the TaxProfBlog has a good round up of links.

Former Law Student Brings Federal Lawsuit Over D Grade in Contracts

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Courses on “Stupidity” and “Distractions” Latest Inane Campus Offerings

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 9:30am

The ability of institutions of higher learning to create useless classes and market them as “worthwhile” is astonishing.

The University Herald lists five of these outlandish classes:

1.     “Oh, Look, a Chicken!” Embracing Distraction as a Way of Knowing – Belmont University

his course gets points for the n...

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Only 37 Percent of New York High School Grads Are Ready For College

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s almost like the massive amount of spending per student in New York doesn’t make a difference.

The College Fix reported.

How Many New York High School Grads Are Ready For College? 37 Percent

New York has the highest per-pupil public school spending in the country, and what’s it accomplishing? A high-school graduate population...

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Critics of George Will’s Column on Rape and Higher Ed Misrepresent his Arguments

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

Professor Jacobson recently reviewed conservative pundit George Will’s experiences with the “Shut-Up Culture,” after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch dumped him for a column that addressed concepts related...

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